I can't believe summer is coming to an end. I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped. While we did get two vacations in, it went by way too fast. As far as I'm concerned there's never enough time for hanging out by the pool, sitting on the beach or just doing fun stuff with family and friends.
While on our beach vacation at the Connecticut Shore my mother, sister and I stopped into a cute little shop called Grace in Niantic. Ahh, it was so gorgeous in there. I spent over an hour just walking around looking at everything. I can't explain why, but it's just very soothing to me. I'm bummed my phone battery had died or I would have taken a bunch of pictures to share with you. They have everything from clothing, accessories, gifts, home decor...you name it, you could find in there. I could have done some real damage if I had a bottomless wallet. (No, this is a sponsored post of any kind. I just really loved the store) It wasn't just the items themselves, it was the whole "feeling" you got from just being in there. It was that mix of new pretty things with weathered wood furniture and random antique objects. It really got me thinking about that beachy, shabby chic, rustic cottage kinda style of decorating. I absolutely love it when I see it in magazines, online, on tv and in person like at Grace but I'm not confident enough that I could pull it off in my own home. Maybe one when I live by the water and there's no dirty boys or men around. A girl can dream, right?
Until then I thought I share some of my favorite rooms inspired by that "beachy, shabby chic, rustic cottage" kinda style. If there is such a thing?
This living room is done by Joanna and Chip Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper.